While watching Kim Clijsters during last week’s WTA Championships, I couldn’t help but think that the answer to the question above is “probably not.”
From the tourney’s first round to its last, the 27-year-old Belgian looked as though she would rather be anywhere but the Khalifa International Tennis Complex’s center court.
It’s completely understandable, of course. She’s a wife and mother now, and her family–not her profession–is her priority at this point.
That said, her seeming lack of interest in the game begs the question: Is she really going to stick around until the 2012 Olympics?
(Following Elena Dementieva’s retirement announcement in Doha, Clijsters told the Guardian, “I’d like to try and keep the tennis going until the Olympics in London, at which point Jada will be obligated to go to school. So that’s when I’ll probably be calling it quits and just focus on the family.”)
Like my answer to the question posed in this post’s headline, I can’t help but think the answer to the one above also is “probably not.”